Modules 4-8

Refinishing Your Piece - Paint, Stain & Topcoats

Sophia Antique Parlor Table

Experience vs. Experimentation

The tools you use, products you choose, and your technique can help you create that unique piece you have envisioned. Get to know your tools and experiment with different brands of paint and stain. As you progress, you will discover and develop your own unique style.

Experience is great and will save you time and money...and grief. But don't forget to experiment to learn new techniques and different ways to achieve the look you want.

There is a reason I call myself the "Accidental Artist". Some of my best work has been an "accident" and I've liked the outcome better than the look I was trying to achieve.

Enjoy your art.

"We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down."  ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Paint/Stain/Topcoat Tools

Using the proper products and tools can make or break a project. This is a list of the tools used by experienced flippers - why stay awake at night trying to figure out the best tool? Trade secrets are the best secrets.

Module #4

Paint/Stain/Topcoat Product Links and Tips

These are the products recommended by other furniture flippers. Have you purchased and used products only to find out they didn't work as promised or were not worth the price? 

Module #5

Painting Your Piece

 How do you lessen or eliminate brush marks? Is there a way to improve coverage? What about additives and sheen? Can you really make your own chalk style paint? Get your questions answered. 

Module #6

Staining Your Piece

Furniture artists are expanding the world of stain, using it in the most unusual ways. Discover different techniques and types along with the steps to a great stain job.

Module #7

Protecting Your Piece

After spending hours finding, prepping, painting and designing your piece, do you want it ruined when a child puts a toy on top or props their feet? Not all things can be prevented, but let's give our piece of art a fighting chance.

Module #8

"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."

 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson